Published Sep 10, 2017
I remember when I was trying to purchase a cheap and reliable Android Tv box to watch movies and Tv shows on with Kodi. I found it extremely difficult to find the perfect one. In this post, I am going to list my top three Android boxes to buy right now.
If you don't know what an Android TV box is, it's a small set-top box about the size of the palm of a hand. They come in all sorts of different sizes. For example, Amazon sells a Firestick which is roughly the size of a large USB stick. This one is great for portability. Android Tv's use the Android operating system similar to Android smart phones which means, it's incredibly easy to setup and start streaming content over the internet or using local storage.
Kodi is my number one application for watching movies and TV show. Forget Netflix, if you can learn how to use Kodi I don't think you will need any subscriptions with Netflix or similar services. When you first download Kodi, You will see a nice user interface but you will not able to watch any content unless you download a ready-made build. Which will have all the add-ons for the latest movies and Tv shows I will post the best builds at the end of this article.
My first android Tv device was the first generation firestick. A new 2nd generation Firestick is available now with the ever so popular Amazon Alexa built into it. I must say, the Firestick is brilliant if you're just watching a few movie's or Tv shows a week, but if you are like me and constantly watching things you will need something with a little more power. However, the Fire Tv stick runs Kodi pretty well but in the end, it was too slow for me. So, if you are just the casual movie watcher and like watching youtube now and again this device is for you, but if you want something with more performance, skip this and check number 2 out.
The Fire Tv Stick is priced at $39.99 in The US and £39.99 in the UK
When I decided to upgrade my Fire stick a lot of people recommended the Fire Tv which is the BIG BIG brother to the Fire Tv stick. This device can stream 4k directly to a 4K enabled Tv, at least 5 times faster than the Fire Tv stick and is brilliant for playing arcade games from the Amazon App Store. Installing Kodi on this is a breeze, exactly like the fire stick because they both run on Amazons Android Tv skin. Once Kodi is installed you won't be disappointed.
Overall, this device is great if you want something fast, 4k ready, and good for gaming and streaming Netflix and Amazon Prime for movies and Tv shows
The Fire Tv is priced at $89.99 in The US and £79.99 in the UK
USA Link - Amazon Fire TV
UK Link - Amazon Fire TV
This device right here is my baby! I use it to do everything. I watch Netflix, Amazon Prime (which comes pre installed), Youtube and gaming occasionally.
The Nvidia Shield tv is Brilliant. The box looks like something out of the future. It produces a neon light to show that its responding, comes with an awesome little remote that works effortlessly and most importantly it's brilliant with Kodi. This is the fasted android box on the market. Some people would disagree but after testing many boxes I believe there is nothing better.
The Nvidia Shield Tv is priced at $199.99 in The US and £189.99 in the UK